Saturday, 2 July 2011
POST # 711 EBAY PRICE GUIDE: Vintage early 1960's Kay Speed Demon triple pickup
See how much this "Demon" sold for at the end of the post! Here's the blurb from the seller.
Vintage early 1960's Kay Speed Demon triple pickup
Early 1960's Kay Speed demon (I think it is designated H573 or K573, something like that). Very good condition especially for 50ish years old. Controlls all work well, very little scratchiness. Pickups all work, I believe they call them speed bump pickups. 4 way selector works. All knobs are original. Good neck. Some crazing in the paint (hairline cracks) in just the right light but still really good shine. A few dings as expected but no buckle rash. Reproduction pickguard, I broke the original and laminated it to some pickguard material, but the repro looks better. I will send the original also.
The original tuners, the G tuner is bent but still works fine, you can see it in the back headstock picture.
This is a really cool old guitar with that unique vintage sound, not just a wall hanger but a player too. My luthier played it for quite a while and said it plays great, I agree, even if it has a fat neck. There are a few Youtube videos out there of the same guitar if you want to see what these old gals sound like.
Has a beat up old case probably only good for packing and shipping. Guitar in foam wrap in case in box for shipping.
This is one of 3 vintage guitars I am or will be selling. Check them out.
SHIP TO LOWER 48 STATES ONLY.
Winning bid: US $427.00